The Bank of Valletta (Malta) has deliberately shut down all functions to mitigate the effects of a cyberattack. As the Times of Malta reports: “Bank of Valletta shut down all its operations on Wednesday [the […]
Daniel Kaye, a 30 years old British top hacker whose cyberattacks took the nation of Liberia offline, has been arrested and sentenced to almost three years in prison.
Kaye attacks on the cell phone operator Lonestar resulted […]
How can I protect my personal data easily and effectively against access by cybercriminals?
Digital blackmail, data theft by social engineering, identity theft and password theft by phishing, as well as mass remote control of computers (so-called botnets) […]
Today, information exchange is a core activity of worldwide companies, and intangible assets like information are at risk of cyberattacks. Intellectual Property Intensive industries must be prepared to protect them against cybercrime.
Hermeneut has developed a dynamic cybersecurity risk […]
On Friday morning, November 30, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, Marriott International, announced one of the largest data breaches in history. The company declared that unknown hackers had compromised the guest […]
Today, the elusiveness of targeted attacks (TAs) and the number of evasion tactics exploited by the ongoing cyberattacks are so significant that monolithic defence strategies are not efficient anymore. Successful attacks are built to stay […]
EU policy initiatives in the field of cybersecurity, but also in the broader context of a secure interconnected digital world, have grown exponentially over the past few years. Taking into account the rapid escalation of cyber-attacks and increasing […]
Cybercrime is targeting the health sector more and more due to the potential for financial or political gain, or to expose vulnerabilities by cybercriminals, hacktivists and political activists .
There is a growing demand for […]
In 2016 SS&C Technologies, a financial services software firm, was sued after allegedly falling for a CEO fraud scam that ultimately led to wiring $5.9 million funds to China-based hackers. The hackers tricked company staffers into releasing client money: […]
Today, cybercrime is the main risk factor for companies worldwide. In 2016 only, Italy suffered economic damage resulting from cyber-attacks for around 10 billion euros. And the situation isn’t much better in the USA, with an average annual […]
Commercial espionage, cybercrime and sabotage are among others the greatest challenges for governments, the law enforcement and enterprises. The computer networks of governments, enterprises, financial and multilateral institutions, as well as foundations are under constant attacks. The scenarios […]
“World’s Biggest Data Breaches. Selected losses greater than 30,000 records” is a beautiful interactive visualisation by David McCandless of the world’s biggest data breaches from 2004 till today. You might configure different aspects of the visualisation that either […]
Many of the attacks reported in our news were mainly meant to steal some type of asset and only incidentally they ended damaging intangible or economical assets: these were somehow cascading and unwanted effects of the attack, probably […]